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Highest Paying Cities for Respiratory Therapists

The top 100 highest paying cities for respiratory therapists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of respiratory therapists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $114,200, Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California is the highest paying city for respiratory therapists. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $99,060). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of respiratory therapists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Respiratory Therapists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$114,200
50
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$99,060
700
3 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$95,510
120
4 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$92,510
800
5 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$91,780
1,860
6 Salinas, California
$88,660
130
7 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$87,680
1,040
8 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$86,810
140
9 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$86,130
90
10 Stockton, California
$85,770
200
11 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$84,900
970
12 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$81,760
330
13 Napa, California
$81,090
50
14 Modesto, California
$79,890
230
15 Fresno, California
$79,090
360
16 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$78,070
110
17 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$76,770
150
18 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$76,530
900
19 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$76,470
1,620
20 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$75,890
100
21 Redding, California
$75,430
130
22 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$75,120
5,870
23 Carson City, Nevada
$74,890
50
24 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$74,630
5,570
25 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$74,560
250
26 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$73,880
5,250
27 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$73,790
1,300
28 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$73,490
180
29 Kingston, New York
$73,480
50
30 Framingham, Massachusetts
$72,790
70
31 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$72,750
1,340
32 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$72,600
860
33 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$72,530
790
34 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$72,460
100
35 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$72,160
1,540
36 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$72,140
3,570
37 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$72,110
760
38 Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area, South Carolina
$71,840
60
39 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$71,730
50
40 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$71,570
70
41 Binghamton, New York
$71,400
100
42 Anchorage, Alaska
$71,250
110
43 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$71,050
1,860
44 Chico, California
$71,040
130
45 Worcester, Massachusetts
$70,810
270
46 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$70,450
110
47 Camden, New Jersey
$70,110
560
48 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$70,070
1,260
49 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$69,870
810
50 New Haven, Connecticut
$69,750
250
51 Utica-Rome, New York
$69,700
90
52 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$69,280
1,100
53 Bellingham, Washington
$69,120
n/a
54 Honolulu, Hawaii
$68,780
220
55 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$68,620
620
56 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$68,560
1,380
57 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$68,510
940
58 Peabody, Massachusetts
$68,030
80
59 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$67,830
40
60 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$67,830
800
61 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$66,840
1,020
62 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$66,740
70
63 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$66,580
170
64 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$66,100
40
65 Racine, Wisconsin
$66,030
50
66 Visalia-Porterville, California
$66,000
80
67 Springfield, Massachusetts
$65,990
310
68 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$65,940
n/a
69 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$65,790
2,500
70 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$65,720
500
71 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$65,700
270
72 Manchester, New Hampshire
$65,700
60
73 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$65,610
50
74 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$65,470
80
75 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$65,200
80
76 Boulder, Colorado
$65,200
120
77 Ithaca, New York
$65,190
n/a
78 Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$64,990
n/a
79 Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area, Maryland
$64,620
60
80 Spokane, Washington
$64,620
360
81 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$64,520
400
82 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$63,700
80
83 Tacoma, Washington
$63,550
400
84 Duluth, Wisconsin
$63,500
120
85 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$63,320
340
86 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$63,200
60
87 Wilmington, New Jersey
$63,190
290
88 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$63,170
60
89 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$62,980
690
90 Nashua, New Hampshire
$62,220
30
91 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$61,420
100
92 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$61,310
60
93 Madison, Wisconsin
$60,730
220
94 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$60,560
140
95 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$60,450
80
96 Danbury, Connecticut
$60,340
50
97 Provo-Orem, Utah
$60,310
110
98 Waterbury, Connecticut
$60,190
80
99 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$60,080
1,140
100 York-Hanover, Pennsylvania
$60,030
130
See also: Highest paying industries for respiratory therapists.